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For immediate release: 5 February 2013

Coping with hot flushes and night sweats ... naturally

Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common menopausal symptom, affecting around 70% of women in the UK at some point. They can make life miserable and daily activities uncomfortable. But the good news is that there are ways to deal with them, without the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other prescribed medicines.

In the Winter 2012/13 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, menopause nurse practitioner Jan Brockie discusses how to deal with hot flushes and night sweats using self-help measures and complementary therapies. She covers diet and lifestyle, phytoestrogens, homeopathy, herbal remedies, acupuncture, magnet therapy, yoga and cooling devices.

“Hot flushes and night sweats can be difficult to cope with, especially if they occur frequently,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “In her article, Jan Brockie looks at different ways to manage them, rather than resorting to prescribed medicines. However, all women should speak to their GP about using any complementary therapies, especially if they are on any other medication or have any underlying medical conditions.”

The Menopause Exchange, which was established in 1999, is completely independent and is not sponsored by any companies. It aims to provide unbiased and easily understood information to women and healthcare professionals. The information provided is designed to enable women to make informed decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

Other articles in the Winter 2012/13 issue of the newsletter include HRT choices (patches, skin gels and implants), seeing your doctor and digestive problems. We also have book reviews, news and our ‘Ask the experts’ page.

Membership of The Menopause Exchange has changed. We are now emailing our quarterly newsletters to anyone with an interest in the menopause and midlife health for FREE. They should visit The Menopause Exchange website at for information on how to receive them.

For more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an
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1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999.
2. Articles in previous issues of The Menopause Exchange newsletter include: The perimenopause; Menopausal symptoms you may not recognise; HRT choices (part 1); Treating vaginal dryness; Eating for the menopause; Anxiety at the menopause; Ageing past the menopause; Weight gain; and Premature menopause.
3. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause to employees in the workplace and hospitals, women and women’s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, health clubs and at exhibitions. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.
4. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.
5. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.

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